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Monday, February 13, 2012

The Under 35 Work/Holiday Visa For Canadians

In a life rut? Hate your job? Feel like you're missing out on something?

I had always dreamed that I would live in a foreign country at some point in my life. So far, it hasn't happened for me. I've been on some long vacations and backpacking trips, but nothing epic like a year abroad. Having lived in Toronto and Mississauga for most of my life, I can't picture not trying something outside of my comfort zone before I reach the working holiday visa age limit of 35.

The Canadian Government has a bunch of partnerships with other countries to make a one-year working holiday visa easy for you. In most cases, it's a way to supplement your income while travelling in countries like Costa Rica, Australia, France, Japan, Spain and more.

If you're looking for something to happen to you - stop waiting for a job or situation to pick you. I have finally learned that it's all about taking small action steps to make your big goal come true. I'm working towards a way to live six months abroad in 2013. I got my eye on Amsterdam right now, since I'm over 30 but still under 35. The options are a bit more limited but still exciting! It's also a great opportunity to get some international experience on your resume.

To learn more visit: International Experience Canada via The Foreign Affairs & International Trade Ministry of Canada

2 comments:

  1. Very exciting! I love this idea...my bf and I have discussed taking some extended travel, and knowing about these under 25 travel visas is definitely more incentive. Money is probably the biggest hindrance to us taking an extended trip so being able to work while traveling would help with that. Good luck! I visited Amsterdam a few years ago and it's awesome!

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  2. We're currently living in the UK under their working holiday visa. Would definitely recommend it to anyone looking to try out a new country for awhile. It's a great way to sustain yourself while travelling.

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